PuroClean restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to remediate biohazard environments safely and in accordance with all applicable laws and standards. We understand that some events may be sensitive and must be handled with compassion and discretion. We bring a sense of calm back to those impacted, whether the loss is in a home, commercial property or business office.
Biohazard remediation often means working to clean up areas where a devastating event has occurred, and requires professional cleanup of chemical spills, blood, or human and animal remains. Cleaning areas during a biohazard cleaning involves the application of EPA approved hospital grade disinfectants and full deodorization of the affected space.
Once police and investigators finish gathering all the evidence from a crime scene, they are not responsible for any of the actual cleanup of the scene. Once police release the crime scene area, the responsibility falls on the owner of the property to procure biohazard cleaning services. The biohazard cleaning crew can only begin their work after authorities have permanently released the scene.
In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard to protect workers from the dangers of blood or other possibly infectious materials (BOPIM). Infectious pathogens include the Hepatitis B virus, HIV, the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and many more.
Nearly 5.6 million workers are helped by this standard in healthcare jobs and related fields, and includes biohazard restoration companies as well. The BOPIM standard also covers the biohazard cleaning and removal industry.
The BOPIM standard also has a few requirements, as follows:
More Common Biohazard Scenarios
Every single time that technicians need to work with or around potentially hazardous materials, it is performed at a significant risk. Therefore, adhering to safety procedures and the correct training is necessary. The significance of these procedures are both for the workers and residents who will later occupy the previously biohazard affected space. The technicians and residents rely on these safety guidelines. The safety of both technicians and residents from biohazard dangers is of utmost importance during and after the project.
Biohazard specialists are not required to procure a certificate for their employment. However, biohazard technicians are required, by OSHA, to wear proper PPE while working with bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, for technicians to perform biohazard restoration, local, city, state and federal regulations may call for licensing requirements. Laws may be in place that require the technicians to submit to background checks, fingerprinting, or additional actions. Georgia’s requirements are a perfect example. The state passed laws that affect businesses who provide trauma and crime scene restoration.
PPE is the final line of defense and helps ensure the safety of workers. The equipment prevents hazardous material from entering the body through the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, or any other area. Although PPE differs from project to project, it should always have full-face protection, cut resistant and nitrile gloves, properly designated waterproof coveralls, and a respirator.
Reputable restoration companies provide biohazard restoration training for employees. Learning OSHA’s on-the-job safety methods for handling biohazard waste is a significant part in the training. The technician’s training greatly reduces the risk of potential lawsuits or injuries from accidents.
PuroClean Biohazard Cleanup Process
PuroClean restoration specialists are very cognizant of their actions and make attempts to not add to an already trying situation. With any type of property damage, the feeling of loss experienced by the property owners is already quite high, and we try not to compound stress. Owners and technicians of PuroClean try very hard to be extra sensitive, with complete understanding of the extreme emotions and traumatic situations being experienced. PuroClean will constantly show empathy, extra care and compassion.
The RapidDefense™ Program by Puroclean is the most favorable cleaning process. The RapidDefense™ Program uses the application of EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants in all public areas. This process aids in stopping the spread of illnesses of pathogen-based origin, like Norovirus, Influenza and also the Novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). The program’s process calls for using Environmental Protection Agency-registered cleaning solutions that are safe and provide protection against pathogens that will work up to three months. To help you maintain a clean environment, contact PuroClean before an outbreak affects you.
If your property is in need of biohazard cleanup and remediation, contact PuroClean and our team of professionals to thoroughly clean and restore your contaminated areas. PuroClean technicians will sufficiently restore your affected areas using state-of-the-art methods and equipment.
The expert level of our restoration services, the quickness that we deliver these services, and the compassion of our team throughout this trying time, helps to make us your ideal biohazard damage restoration choice. We vow to do whatever it takes to help and rescue properties in all of the towns, cities, and communities with our service area.
*As not all PuroClean offices offer biohazard cleaning services, please contact the PuroClean home office at 1-800-775-7876 to help you find a PuroClean location that may be able to help you.
Cleaning with the use of hospital grade disinfectants of frequently touched objects and surfaces are the suggested actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because COVID-19 is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s cleaning services cannot be guaranteed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) for more information regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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